Today marks the first day of school for students in Prince George's County, Md. The county borders Washington, D.C. to the east and is true blue liberal Democrat in its politics, so it's no wonder that its brand new elementary school would be named after President Obama.
Local NBC affiliate WRC-TV has the story at its website, NBCWashington.com, where at the time I wrote this post, some 69% of readers were "furious" at the news, compared to 8 percent who were "thrilled." It's not a scientific survey by any stretch, but it is amusing, particularly given the site's largely local-to-D.C. readership.
"There have been other schools named after President Obama in the country, but this will be a first in his own backyard in the D.C. region," NBC Washington's Megan McGrath noted.